Set in an old cinema, Hillhead Bookclub has nothing to do with books. It's a quirk-heavy venue that feels like a bunch of cool kids broke into some posh council chambers and threw a raucous bash. The too-cool-for-school West End bar, restaurant and party venue is littered with elaborate cornicing, leather Chesterfield couches, beautiful light fixtures and a heavily featured gramophone and stag's head. Add that to a bright blue wood panelled wall, surrounded by fairy lights, bunting and Nintendo and ping pong playing trendsters, and you have yourself a paradoxical wonderland.
Food comes as a range of quirky comforts like brisket and chicken pot pie with an extensive veggie menu that offers "more than just mushroom risotto". To drink is a vast range of unique cocktails as well as your regular beers and spirits. A heady schedule of guest acts and in-house DJs churning out a mix of retro classics and the latest trendy musical outputs, has garnered the Hillhead Bookclub a rather cult following. The BYOB nights are the stuff of legend and the Tuesday craft club is a firm favourite among the Pinteresting patrons. This place might be a little try hard, but it's party hearty punters clearly appreciate the effort.
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|Pint of Lager||£2.50|
|Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer)||£2.00|
A word from the chef:
Down home favourites like pies and stews as well as a better than your average, veggie offering. (Venison stew £8.50, bean burger £7.50)
Hillhead Book Club to many may sound like a straight-laced, head nodding night out but this book club has quite a few stories waiting to be told. The Venue Housed in an old Art-Deco styled cinema with paint peeling off the walls...
So many cool nooks and crannies in this place, it can get a busy by the bar at times but it makes up for it with an awesome venue and awesome people
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